The 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty has some pretty great ergonomics, with the exception of a thin, one-seater saddle, and footpegs that lean a bit forward. Still, the quick-revving motor and smooth handling make it a great cruiser for the city, or for long weekend trips down backcountry roads.
One of the only things that’s been upgraded on this bike since last year is the braking system, though riders won’t notice much of a change. Drive away on the Scout Bobber Twenty for less than $10,000. ($9,000, if you choose to go sans-ABS.)
There’s really nothing not to love about the 2020 Yamaha XSR700. Although the body and frame remain the same as the retro version, updates and cutting-edge technology make for a smooth and enjoyable ride.
Perfect for everything — from cruising through the mountains to riding down the freeway on your way to work — the XSR700 is the bike that’s meant to be ridden basically anywhere. It’s pretty close to the MT-07, with a few exceptions, including the seat, handlebar, and tires. You can ride away in an XSR for just $8,500.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Royal Enfield has been around the states since 2015, though they’ve been operating for more than a century elsewhere. And, with a price tag of $5,799 and a smooth, steady ride it’s easy to see why they’re growing in popularity in the US.
The 2020 INT 650 has a retro-styled, air-cooled twin-engine, and two large, mean-looking, two-in-two, chrome exhaust pipes. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable classic, the INT is the ultimate new/old bike. It provides a powerful, smooth ride, and those old school, British roadster aesthetics.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro
Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 Pro comes along with the brand’s classic twin-cylinder, air-cooled, V-twin engine, and the signature round headlight. At 83.5 hp and 1,079cc, it’s a powerful ride and does well off-road or down the freeway.
The 1100 Sport’s suspension is a bit different, as are the low-slung handlebars. The 2020 1100 Pro is $13,495, while the Sport Pro is a couple thousand more.
This machine, which is named for the Japanese sword, has been around since the 1970s. It was originally intended for thrill-seekers, but since it’s gotten a bunch of updates it's now much better on the road as well.
It features an easy start system, a three-mode traction control system, and a lightweight twin-spar aluminum frame with attractive features. New this year is a flat-style handlebar, updated for maximum comfort.